September 1, 2013
Twenty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 14: 1, 7-14
Has the hunger for status and influence in the world around you endangered your life as a Christian?
Does it make you a better person to be chosen first for a team or some other honor? Why or why not?
September 8, 2013
Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
How do you try to discover what God is asking of you?
When is it hard for you to know the right thing to do? Who helps you know?
September 15, 2013
Twenty-fourth Sunday in Ordinary Time
When have you persistently sought after a member of your family who has lost his or her way?
Have you ever felt you were not getting credit for your good works? What did you do?
September 22, 2013
Twenty-fifth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 16: 1-13
Can cheating and deception ever be justified?
If someone treats you unfairly, do you have the right to do the same to them?
September 29, 2013
Twenty-sixth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 16: 19-31
What are the “rewards” of caring for the needs of the poor?
What is one thing you and your family could do this week to help those who are poor or sick?
October 6, 2013
Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 17: 5-10
When have you done more than was required of you in the service of others?
When have you done something extra for someone in your family without being asked? What did you learn from this?
October 13, 2013
Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Whose generosity do you tend to take for granted? How will you change this?
When have you failed to say thank you? Why does this matter?
Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 18: 1-8
Whose needs might you be failing to listen to right now?
How often do you put off chores until you are forced to do them? Who is hurt by such a decision?
October 27, 2013
Thirtieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 18: 9-14
When have you felt self-satisfied in observing the mistakes of others? What should we remember at such times?
Have you ever thought you were better than someone else? What is the problem with such thoughts?
November 3, 2013
Thirty-first Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 19: 1-10
During the next week, what could you do to welcome someone who usually feels excluded?
Is there a child in your class or neighborhood who is left out of games and activities? What can you do?
November 10, 2013
Thirty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 12: 32-48
Do you talk with other people about heaven? What do you say?
Has someone in your family or among your friends died? Do you think about that person in heaven? What do you hope to talk about with this person?
November 17, 2013
Thirty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
Luke 21: 5-19
When bad things happen, how do you deal with them?
Have you ever worried about something that might happen? What can help you worry less?
November 24, 2013
Our Lord Jesus Christ the King
Luke 23: 35-43
Following the example of Jesus, what is the best way to exercise your authority over others?
What qualities would a good leader have? Which of these are you trying to develop?